Electric Smoker vs. Kamado

Kamodo is a Japanese word which means ‘a stove’ or a ‘cooking range’ it came into the mainstream attention and to the forefront when the Americans started dabbling with it after the Second World War. Kamodo is a smoker, an oven and a grill all fitted compactly into a single component. Kamado grills are fuelled by charcoal which when heated produces flames and thanks to this slow cooking method it is best for smoking meats and slow meat cooking. Kamodo is versatile as it is not only used grilling but is also good for baking pizza and it also serves as a slow meat smoker.

Kamado grills are capable of holding and trapping heat and the smoke within the meat which has a tremendous impact on the flavor of the meat. Kamodo requires some work as one has to keep on maintaining the temperature as the fluctuations in the temperature while cooking will lead to the uneven cooking of the meat and the food. Ceramic Kamodo is more durable than clay ones as the clay in these usually cracks rendering them useless. Ceramic Kamado grills are the top notch in the world of Kamodos as they are comparatively better in terms of temperature control, durability and versatility these are corrosion resistant.

The Kamados are good grill for smoking meat but they have several downsides too, like for example Ceramic Kamodos are very heavy and it is a lot of work moving them from a place to a different one also it is to be noted in case of moving these ceramic Kamodos they are prone to cracking if they are tripped or even slightly dropped. Als,o the metal ones are prone to rust and another downside is that they are not capable of retaining temperatures as well as the ceramic ones. Another downside of having Kamodos is that they may take too much time heating up and whilst cooling down this leads to longer waiting times during barbeques or in restaurants where the customers are looking to grab a quick bite of their favorite smoked meat.

On the other hand in the 21 Century with so many technological advancements Kamodos are usually preferred by people who usually skeptical and very defensive of the way their meat cooks. In today’s world people usually prefer electric smokers over the traditional ones because they are easy to use, even a beginner can smoke up some pretty good smoked meat with it. It does not require extensive knowledge of smoking and cooking meat. With a digital console so as to set temperatures, set and maintain timers and also a variety of other options it is very easy to use an Electric Smoker. For reviews on the top smokers, read Best Electric Smoker Reviews 2019 – Reviewed by America’s Top Chefs. The biggest con of having an electric smoker is that is can be used to smoke meat in places with open fire bans.

Also, it is easy for even child to use this as there is the potential of a fire breaking or even of the fear not letting the children near it. It is an easy way to cook up some smoky meat whilst just adding a few bowls of wood chips in certain intervals of time also in electric smoker there is not the hassle of turning up the meat on different sides so as to let it cook evenly. Electric smokers as compared to the traditional grills and smokers like the Kamodo are far better, efficient, durable, and easy to use in a fast pacing world where the people are usually busy and it helps them eat some pretty good and delicious smoked meat while not being hassled and stressed by a traditional smoker around which one always has to stay vigilant.…

chilli cheeseburger on a Camp Chef Flat Top Griddle

2 burger ideas you must try on your camp chef flat top griddle

A good burger can truly help attain salvation and with the weather just right it’s time to take out your camp chef flat top griddle review on SolidGoldEats and try the dishes t home with these step by step, quick and easy recipes.

Recipe 1: Chili cheeseburger

Its main components are:

  1. 2 pounds of beef
  2. 2 hatch chilis
  3. Kosher salt
  4. Black pepper
  5. 5 tablespoon of mayo
  6. Hamburger Buns
  7. Half a cup jalapenos
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. Adobo sauce
  10. Cheese Slices


  1. Shape the meat into burger patties, a little larger than the buns. Season the patty with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the chilis in a pan and cook them until they get charred.
  3. Place these in a foil and wrap it up tightly. After 5 minutes, remove the skin, stem, seeds of the chilis. Dice the chilis.
  4. In a small bowl mix the mayo with adobo sauce and set aside.
  5. Preheat the camp chef flat top griddle on medium heat.
  6. Place the patties on the flat top griddle and let them cook. When they are well charred, check if the internal temperature is at 130F to 135F for around five minutes.
  7. Put cheese slices on the patties and let it melt so that the flavours get infused.         
  8. Place it in aluminium foil and set it aside.
  9. Grill the buns too on the camp chef flat top griddle so that they get some colour too.
  10. Slice the bun into two and place the patties on it. Dress the burger with jalapenos and the chilis that you roasted earlier and mayo.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe 2: teriyaki burger

Its main components are:

  1. Kosher salt
  2. 4 tablespoon of Japanese style mayo
  3. Hamburger Buns
  4. 2 cups of shredded cabbage.
  5. 2 chopped scallions
  6. 2 pounds of beef
  7. Teriyaki sauce
  8. Salt and pepper


  1. Shape the meat into patties a little bigger than the buns. Take to make them flat as they rise when they are cooked.
  2. Season it with salt and pepper. Pop it in the fridge to let it rest before cooking.
  3. In a plate, finely chop the scallions.
  4. Preheat the camp chef flat top griddle on medium heat.
  5. Take the patties out and Place the patties on the griddle. Let them cook until they are charred and the temperature reading comes out to 120F for around 5 minutes.
  6. Brush the burger with the teriyaki sauce and let them cook some more.
  7. Now, transfer the patties to a plate with the chopped up scallions and cover it in it.
  8. Make sure they are well glazed and thoroughly covered in scallion.
  9. Grill the burger buns until they become brown and crisp. Layer them with Japanese mayo and some teriyaki sauce.
  10. Sprinkle chopped cabbage and season with salt and pepper.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy!

Simple Furnishing Patterns

Before we begin one needs to know what minimalist style really is, it basically is an exercise where lighting, objects, and space play one of the most important roles, simply restraining, this style has certain needs, for instance, you will be required to pare down your room’s furnishings to the essentials so that the objects can have the max impact, some confuse this style with boring but it is not boring it is more functional, memorable and bold. 


Color palette – Restrained

I simply mean go for a light color, you can go for grey and white color combo or a color combo of neutrals and pastels, and then you can go for blue colored cushions and then they will outstand other than this you can even opt for a wooden table and it would take all the attention 


This look is very much defined by the space and space is required to interact with the furniture, the thing is that in this particular style visual balance is actually a thing, for instance, if you are planning to go for a set of a sofa which is white then because of the right spacing the sofa would be amplified  

Clutter is a big NO

If you are going for the minimalist style then m sorry you cannot display each and everything you can store everything in the cupboard and display the objects which are actually essential. 

No over the board decoration

Now when I say no over the board I do not mean that you cannot decorate your home, yes you can decorate your home but there are certain rules to decoration when you opt for minimalist style, for instance, you can go for accent pictures, do not for many of them just go for one and it would be enough. 

Love playing? Try playing with the texture

Yes you can try breaking the monotony by simply adding an object which has a really different texture, if you are planning to paint your room with a white and grey combo then to make your room look alive you would definitely need some object of a different texture, for instance, you can go for some chandelier or a floorboard. 

Bare windows – Natural lighting

Make bare windows your friend if you really wish to have natural light in your house and do not worry about the privacy you can simply use thin curtains, bare windows would allow the natural light to pour it in and it would actually go along your interior no matter what. 

Simple objects

Do not get over the board and complex things, over complex, choose simple go for bulbs instead of high-quality lights, bare bulbs would make their own identity and go with the rest of the room. 


You do not require a lot of patterns just a few and then watch the pattern take away all the attention. That’s all with the minimalist style, just keep things simple, have the right spacing and you’re good to go. 

Thai Cucumber Salad 

Ingredients needed 

  • Cucumbers (three, halved, peeled, seeded, make sure that the size is large) 
  • white sugar 
  • salt 
  • Chopped and seeded jalapeno peppers 
  • cilantro 
  • Peanuts 
  • Wine vinegar  


  • In a colander add cucumbers and on the top of the cucumbers add salt after adding salt toss them, leave the salted cucumbers alone for about thirty minutes after thirty minutes use cold water to rinse them after rinsing drain them after draining use paper towels to pat them. 
  • Take a bowl and in that bowl add vinegar and sugar, after adding both the ingredients mix them together, once the sugar gets properly dissolved add pepper, cilantro, and cucumbers, toss after tossing top them with peanuts (make sure that they are properly chipped)) 



Jello salad

Ingredients required for the salad 

  • Whipped topping (carton) 
  • jello gelatin (one pack) 
  • cheese (cottage one) 
  • Pineapple can (Drained and crushed) 


  1. Take a bowl (Medium-sized) in the bowl add the topping after adding the topping you are required to sprinkle jello, you can use a spoon or your hands (of course you require to wear gloves if you are planning to use your hands) to fold the jello in the topping (make sure you stop only when it is properly blended) 
  2. Once the jello and the topping are properly blended add pineapple and cheese and again mix everything together, once you are done with adding all the ingredients and with mixing place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least four to five hours or until the jello sets up and turns soft. 


The name might confuse you so before we begin making the salad let’s know a little about it salata is nothing unusual it is just like some other salad and yes it is served with dinner (the thing which is not usual about it is that it is the basic salad of Afghan), the best quality of Afghan food is that it is balanced and afghans serves all their dishes with some type of salad, does not matter if they are serving kabobs, kabuli or shoola they will always serve their dishes with a salad, how cool is that.


  • Diced Cucumbers (Persian) 
  • Diced Tomatoes 
  • Parsley 
  • Lime juice 
  • Dried mint (one big spoon) 
  • Salt 


  1. The very first step requires you to wash parsley and then the other vegetables (why parsley first? because washing parsley can take a little time and you need to make sure that it is properly cleaned)
  2. Once done with the washing start dicing the cucumber once done with the cucumber start dicing the tomatoes (be careful)
  3. Now that you are done with the cucumber and the tomatoes move towards the parsley and chop it, make sure that you do not forget to discard the stems.
  4. Take a plate and firstly place diced tomatoes and then cucumber, after cucumber add parsley once done with placing everything on the plate, sprinkle salt and after salt add some lemon juice, garnish with mint leaves.

That’s all with the recipes; do tell us which one out of the three you like the most 

Homemade Peanut Butter

Making your very own peanut butter is not that difficult all you need is fifteen minutes and other than this less time you will require some ingredients, out of these fifteen minutes that you are going to commit almost ten minutes you are going to spend roasting the peanuts, roast peanuts and once you are done with roasting them, take your food processor out and then add roasted peanuts to it after adding the peanuts to the processor press the power button on and keep blending until from a crumbly texture it turns to a smooth paste and that shiney and smooth paste is what we call peanut butter, yes it’s that simple. 



This world is full of creative people and that’s the reason everything comes in  a variety, there are a variety of peanut butter as well, peanut butter is normally four to five different flavors, if you wish to make almond peanut butter then just add in almonds to the recipe which is mentioned above, once you have your peanut butter ready add almonds and blend again, that’s all your almond peanut butter gets ready within minutes and in the end you can salt a little bit of honey and salt. 

What about chocolate flavor? the difference between almond and chocolate flavor peanut butter is of sugar and cocoa, yes you heard me right, make the usual peanut butter and then as always add honey and salt, after adding honey and salt blend again once done with blending add sugar (the powdered one) and then cocoa after adding all the ingredients blend for one last time and you’re good to go. 

Directions – 

  1. Take a pan (square shaped), preheat your oven and then in the pan spread some peanuts and then roast them for about three to five minutes, after three minutes take the pan out ( do not forget to wear oven gloves) and shake the pan and then place it in the oven again and roast for another five minutes.
  2. It’s time for you to take the peanuts out of your oven and then place them in the food processor, once done with blending add honey and salt to it and blend again.
  3. Tada, your homemade peanut butter is ready, now if you wish to add some flavor then feel free too, my personal favorite is the chocolate flavor.
  4. Once you are done making the regular peanut butter add cocoa and powdered sugar to the peanut butter and then blend it. That’s all with the chocolate peanut butter.

Making your own peanut butter is not only better but is also satisfying as you know what you’re eating and it actually even helps you save some dollars, since the day I have known how peanut butter is made I have not wasted my money on buying the one from the market I buy my own honey, cocoa, and peanuts, do let us know if you find the recipe as easy and if you love your home-made peanut butter. 

Popcorn Shrimps 


  1. Take a saucepan, place it on your stove, turn the stove on and then add oil to the pan (make sure that the size of the saucepan is big enough as you require it for deep frying), the temperature needs to be around three hundred and fifty degrees.
  2. Now take a bowl and in that bowl add some flour, take another medium-sized bowl and in that bowl add milk and egg, after adding the ingredients whisk them together, now take one more bowl and this third bowl add bread crumbs, garlic powder, parsley, basil, onion powder and, salt once you are done adding all the ingredients to the bowl mix them properly.
  3. Now its time to coat the shrimp in flour after coating shake the extra flour off, after this coating coat the shrimp by dipping them into the second mixture (egg mixture) and in the end toss the shrimps into the crumbs. Now shake off the extra crumbs, take a plate and place all the coated shrimps onto that plate, try not stacking the coated shrimps. 
  4. We are now at the last step all you need to do is deep fry the coated shrimps, fry them until they turn golden this might take about three to four minutes and after frying the shrimps place them onto a plate and before transferring them to the plate place tissues on the plate.
  5. That’s all with the popcorn shrimp recipe, remove the extra oil from the shrimps by using some tissues. 

Per serving one gets almost twenty grams of protein from this dish, five hundred and sixty-two calories in total, around thirty-one grams of fat, this dish seems pretty cool not only in taste but when it comes to nutrition as well, now let’s move towards the second recipe. 

Let’s make chicken scampi 


  • The very first step is about boiling the pasta and hope you know how pasta is boiled if you do not know then do not worry, add water and pasta to a pan on the top add a tablespoon oil and place the pan on your stove turn the stove on and allow it to boil, it might take some time
  • Cut the chicken into tenders after cutting the chicken season it.
  • Now take a dish (make sure that it is shallow) and then add flour to it after adding flour add a pinch of salt.
  • Now dip the chicken tenders into the seasoned flour
  • Place your skillet on your stove turn it on and add one big spoon of oil, now once the oil is properly heated add the tenders to the skillet and cook the tenders (this might take three to four minutes) 
  • Once cooked transfer the cooked tenders to a plate
  • Now place the skillet again on your stove, turn it on and then add one big spoon of oil, add onions and pepper after five minutes add garlic
  • Mix well and then add parmesan, cream, and milk.stirwell. 
  • Now it’s the right time to add chicken, cook for about five minutes and then add pasta to it, season it and after seasoning in serve it


Design Door-Art

Do you have a teen in your house? and is it really the time where he or she gets her own actual personal room? if yes then we are here to help you make your teen’s room look more than amazing. 



Teens love designed doors

Ever heard of washi tape? if not then you must know about it, it is a type of tape which is used for decorating projects now as you know about the tape bring it to use, use it for decorating your teen’s room’s door. 

String Art

Teenage is the age where everybody gets creative or falls in love with colors then why not use this very fact to decorate the room, you would just need some strings and some nails to make it, as I said at this age teens fall in love with colors from here you must take a hint and use different colors for making the string art, you can use the wors like dream, success or any other word for making the art. 

Hammock Chair

who does not love chairs? they are just so comforting and a hammock chair is cool as well while building it for your teen you might fall in love with the concept of the hammock chair and build yourself one. Hammock chairs work as amazing nooks too, while building it keep nice color choices in mind and make sure that there is enough canvas. 

Washi tape is a savior

Use washi tape for decorating the switchboard, just tape it with a different color of tape or design, your lights and switchboard would look use cool when you will give them a makeover using washi tape. 

Dyed pillow covers

Again here too make sure that you focus on colors, while you’re dying the covers you will enjoy a lot, dying has always been super cool and the result no matter what is always beautiful. 

Dolly pendant

Take a balloon, a big one, blow it and then get yourself some embroidered patterns, start cutting them once done with cutting pick a glue stick up and start putting it on the patterns once you are done applying the glue star pasting, in the end, use a pin to pop the balloon you will be left with something more than beautiful, you can hang it in the room or fix some bulb inside it. 

Fairy lights and Printed photos

Both of these have their own importance while decorating a teen’s room as photos show them who all are important to them and keep reminding them of the fun moments they have had and the lights bring brightness to their room during the night time and they for sure will enjoy it, print their picture which are with their best friends or with you while hanging them keep some pattern in your mind and you can even use fairy lights to hang the photos. 

Decorating a teens room means going over the board and getting creative